After a long trial, the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict was finally read on Friday afternoon.
The teenager charged with murder in the Kenosha riots from last year was let off on all counts, making him a free man.
BREAKING: The verdict on the Kyle Rittenhouse trial has been announced. He has been found not guilty on all counts.
Disappointing, but not surprising.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) November 19, 2021
Social media has blown up with people on both sides of the political argument weighing in on the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict. And the sports world has some thoughts, too.
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty took to Twitter to voice his displeasure with how things went down during the trial.
what’s left to say at this point
— Jack Flaherty (@Jack9Flaherty) November 19, 2021
Some other current and former athletes (including Colin Kaepernick) shared Jack Flaherty’s sentiment when speaking on the Rittenhouse verdict.
"We just witnessed a system built on white supremacy validate the terroristic acts of a white supremacist," Kaepernick said of the Rittenhouse verdict. https://t.co/daLMhaVqw8
— TMZ (@TMZ) November 19, 2021
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After the trial was finished, Anthony Huber’s parents (whose son was shot dead by Rittenhouse) released a statement.
“There was no justice today for Anthony, or for Mr. Rittenhouse’s other victims, Joseph Rosenbaum and Gaige Grosskreutz” they said in a statement.
The entire country will undoubtedly be talking about the Kyle Rittenhouse trial for a while to come. And it’ll be interesting to see if other athletes join Jack Flaherty in speaking out against the verdict.